Free Online peer review

Bitesize - IP peer review 25 April 2023

Domains covered
Communication Clinical practice Specialty CPD (IP)
Contact lenses Independent prescribing Event Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize Online IP peer review

About the event

This online dedicated therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or at the placement stage of an IP qualification. The session will cover your GOC peer review requirement and is worth three interactive CPD points.

You will join a large group online for an introduction and then participate in a small, virtual group to review three cases.

The introduction session will be conducted by a lead facilitator and each small group will be led by an experienced facilitator. The cases are Painful red eye in a contact lens wearer, Non-painful red eye and management and Complications in a contact lens wearer. 

The content of this session is a repeat of sessions which took place on 13 October, 21 December 2022, 25 January 2023 and 23 April 2023, please be mindful of this as you cannot claim the CPD more than once.

If you have added yourself to a waiting list, please ensure you remove yourself from it if you end up attending the event on another date.

Learning outcomes


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • Understand the importance of taking an appropriate medical history in assessing risk factors and any presenting symptoms patients may have.
  • Able to effectively explain and advise patients about their eye condition and discuss the management option with them.
  • Able to obtain a relevant history and communicate the proposed management rationale in a sensitive manner to the patient.

Clinical practice

s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

  • Able to evaluate differential diagnoses appropriately and identify pathology resulting in appropriate management of the patients’ presenting signs and symptoms.
  • Understand the appropriate clinical assessments for three cases, using relevant techniques and equipment and relates findings to the clinical signs.
  • Able to differentially diagnose common anterior eye conditions and understand which can be managed in practice and when referral is required.
  • Know the different non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to managing the condition being treated.

Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist

  • Able to investigate and understand the treatment options available to IP optometrists for patients presenting with anterior eye disease.
  • Understand and recognise the limits of own expertise and work within them when formulating a therapeutic management plan.
  • Understand when to refer, inform or seek guidance from a specialist in relation to three different patient cases.
  • Have an understanding of the importance of working with other medical professionals ie HES and establishing clear lines of responsibility in order to provide the best care for a patient.
  • Able to apply the principles of evidence-based practice, including clinical effectiveness of antibiotics for some ocular conditions.

This event is open to fully-qualified College members who have pre-booked. We expect there to be a waiting list, so please let us know if you can no longer attend, so a space can be given to somebody else. 

If you have any queries, please email

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